Thick, Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Thick, Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The BEST Thick, Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – so comforting, these big cookies are crispy on the outside while soft and chewy on the inside.

Even though Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a classic, it is not always easy to make them exactly as you like them. I played it safe and used a tried and true recipe from The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook.

The editors at America’s Test Kitchen came up with the perfect recipe in every sense. They increased the amount of sugar in cookies which improved texture and moistness and increased crispness. They used baking powder instead of baking soda which made the cookies less dense and a bit chewier. And they replaced cinnamon with nutmeg so that oats flavor is not overpowered.

Ingredients

  • 8 Tbsp (113 g) butter
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp rum (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Kitchen Nostalgia